Oy!

I don’t have much to say about the recent wacky Gorman statements. I did think it was really weird that someone representing a professional organization which has real issues with diversity would equate hip hop with dumbing down anything. So I don’t know if he’s racist or willfully clueless about technology, popular culture, and what it means to represent a professional organization with a modicum of tact. I’m not going to quit ALA, they already have my dues, and I’m going to the conference. I doubt they give refunds. Members of ALA elected Gorman in the first place, so there is something to be said for remaining a member and trying to vote for someone better the next time. I don’t know how I’ll feel in the fall when I have to write a check again. I might just decide that my money is better spent somewhere else, for any number of reasons. It does get a bit harder for me every year to talk myself into paying my dues, but I’m glad there are people like Rochelle who are trying to make things better.

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